What is Safinamide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Xadago


Safinamide is an anti-Parkinson's agent and MAO inhibitor which can enhance the activity of dopamine. It is typically used as an add on treatment for existing therapy with levodopa/carbidopa.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Safinamide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Balance problems 1


Based on patients currently taking Safinamide

Dosage Patients Percentage
100 mg daily 3
1 tablet(s) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Safinamide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Safinamide


Currently taking Safinamide

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped taking Safinamide

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Safinamide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Rasagiline (Azilect) 3

Patients stopped taking Safinamide and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ropinirole (Requip) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Safinamide

Mar 25, 2018 (Started Jan 26, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: smooth out symptoms all day long. Off times are briefer and not as bad. Sometimes I go several days in a row without symptoms except at night when I take less levadopa.

  • 1 helpful mark
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